Ansoo Lake is arranged in Manoor Valley, Kaghan Valley in the Mansehra District of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. It is situated close Malika Parbat in the Himalayan range.
The name “Ansoo” originates from its tear-like shape (the Urdu word Ansoo implies teardrop). The lake additionally takes after a human eye with a focal ice island looking like the iris and an edge taking after an eyebrow, which turns out to be considerably increasingly unmistakable when ice softens on the “eyebrow” amid the mid year. This edge was mostly pulverized in the 2005 Kashmir tremor.
The lake is said to have been found 1993 by Pakistan Air Force pilots who were flying low in the region. Prior, the lake was not in any case known to local people.
There is no place to remain at Ansoo Lake. A few people may camp on the highest point of to a great degree chilly and breezy mountains yet it is extremely hazardous and even local people don’t suggest this.
This lake can be come to by two unique courses. Initial one is short yet more extreme trek from Saiful Mulook Lake. It takes over 7 hours for a round outing to Ansoo lake beginning from lake Saiful Mulook. The trek is shrouded with snow in many parts of the year. The best time to trek is from July 10 to August 15. The ideal time to set off for the lake from Saiful Mulook is around 06:00 toward the beginning of the day, so as to return before dusk. Ponies and aides can likewise be contracted from the Lake Saiful Mulook.
In some cases, the lake isn’t visible because of haze or rain. The trek to the lake itself displays a few pleasant perspectives to the guests. Night-time of trekking a slope is climbed, and on the opposite side, Ansoo Lake is unmistakable. Aansoo Lake can be achieved utilizing two treks.
How to reach :
It takes seven to nine hours of trek for a round excursion from Lake Saiful Malook to Ansoo Lake. This trek can be isolated into two parts. The initial segment is through a valley nearby a waterway to the base camp of Malika Parbat. The second more extreme part is from the base camp of Malika Parbat to Ansoo Lake. This lake is situated at the far away left and to a great degree troublesome regions; in this way, it can end up unsafe in the event that one isn’t completely prepared and require appropriate direction and arranging as there are no hotel offices accessible. Outdoors is the main arrangement, however it is so blustery and super cold out there that one must be truly arranged to camp.
The second trek to Ansoo Lake starts in a town named Mahandri, situated around 40 kilometers (25 miles) toward the south of Naran. Diverting left from Mahandri Bazar, a jeep track prompts Village Manoor. This valley offers pleasant perspectives. Vehicles can’t continue further from here. 6– 7 hours of trek conveys one to a green glade called “Dher”. From here the trek ends up more extreme. After 3– 4 hours of trek from Dher at a stature of around 16500 feet, Ansoo Lake ends up noticeable. There is no hazard free approach to achieve lake waters since it lies in the pit with soak, snow secured dividers. There is no obvious waste of lake water and nobody at any point attempted to investigate it on account of its perilous methodology and constrained assets here.
It is said that one should be fortunate to observe the delightful Ansoo Lake. Since now and again when you achieve the lake nightfall troublesome trekking, the lake does not visible because of haze or rain. Track to the lake itself present a few stunning and beautiful perspectives to the guests. Following 5 hours of trek a slope comes, and when you look down to the opposite side from the summit of the slope, Ansoo Lake is there saying view I am what brings you here, far from the groups and networks of human. Voyaging somewhat more will count on you closer of lake. The lake remains shrouded in snow entire year with the exception of from July to August. It is said that best time for this trek is between July 10 to August 15 and one can see the reflecting waters of lake amid this timeframe.
Arrangements for Trek:
Bring tents and resting packs and sustenance with you for in the event that you have to camps some place because of unpleasant climate conditions like snow fall, substantial rain or land slide.
Contract a guide and ponies for the trek. (This can be organized from the Lake Saif-ul-Malook).
Keep enough sustenance and water with you. Better to take sandwiches or burgers for nourishment since you don’t have to take any earthenware stuff for them.
Utilize agreeable shoes, warm garments and particularly keep a rain coat with you for rain and snowfall.
Alerts for trekkers:
Abstain from trekking to Ansoo Lake in an awful climate. Sit tight for a reasonable day.
Diabetes patients and individuals with respiratory issues ought to keep away from to trek for the lake.